Take Action for an Oxfordshire-wide Renewable Energy Strategy

Solar Array

We are calling on our Local Authority Leaders to make an immediate commitment to producing a county-wide Renewables Strategy, including public consultation, and to set an early deadline for completion.  Currently renewable projects, such as the potential grouping of sites at Tetsworth, Nuneham Courtenay and Culham and the proposed huge Botley West solar farm, are threatening vast…

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Help us see off damaging 5 Year Housing Land Supply Rules for good!

Government Consultation on Planning Reforms – closes 2 March 2023 The Government is running a consultation on changes to the National Planning Policy Framework ( NPPF), including the proposed removal of 5 Year Housing Land Supply Rules that have led to speculative and inappropriate development across Oxfordshire. The  Framework is the basis on which Local…

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Sustainable Water – Not a ‘Megavoir’

A Guide to responding to the current water consultations –  Water Resources South East Plan and Thames Water Resources Management Plan Consultations on both the Water Resources South East (WRSE) Plan and Thames Water’s Management Plan (WRMP) are now running . Together, these plans will determine Thames Water’s investment plans for water supply in the…

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Hedge Fund WIN!

Two ladies preparing ground for hedge planting

Hedgerow Heroes at work in Watlington. Image credit Nicola Schafer The government has announced an ambitious target to create or restore 30,000 miles of hedgerows a year by 2037, and 45,000-miles of hedgerows a year by 2050, under the new Environmental Improvement Plan 2023. In a landmark decision for hedgerows, the government target underpins aims…

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